Chasing Oscar: Take A Beautiful, Emotional Trip to Brooklyn

Part three of Chasing Oscar: A close look at Brooklyn, the season’s quietest entry Who would’ve thought that this tiny film about a shy Irish girl moving to 1950s Brooklyn and finding love would be this year’s most emotionally satisfying Best Picture contender? I certainly hadn’t, if I had thought about the film at all. Brooklyn…

Chasing Oscar: Steve Jobs (The Movie) Deserved Better

Part two of the Chasing Oscar series takes a look at a film that didn’t receive a Best Pictur nod, even though it should have: Steve Jobs. Who was Steve Jobs, really? That’s the question that has been bandied about several times since the Apple founder’s 2011 death from cancer. Films, documentaries, books, longform articles, colleagues,…

Chasing Oscar: The Revenant is The Ultimate Leo DiCaprio Showcase

The time has come for my annual Academy Awards blog series, now titled Chasing Oscar! Here is part one. To read my take on some of last year’s films, click here It seems like the whole world has been waiting for the day that Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Academy Award. DiCaprio has received four nominations (one…

Scream Queens is, Like, Really Mean

WARNING: Mild spoilers up to episode three of Scream Queens As the clock began counting down to 9pm last night, I realized something: watching Scream Queens was becoming a chore. I really wanted to like Scream Queens, even if it was primarily due to hype. Going by the posters and teasers, it looked like a…

The Good Wife Feud Has Been Confirmed, And Everyone Should Be Ashamed

The cat’s out of the bag. This morning, Vulture published comments made by The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies about her alleged feud with former co-star Archie Panjabi (both received Emmys for their roles). As expected, she denied the rumors and insisted that scheduling conflicts with Panjabi’s other series, Netflix’s The Fall, were responsible for the infamous final scene between…